Carleton University co-op student Alina de la Fuente joined GGFL in early May and immediately made history. She became the first co-op student the firm has ‘onboarded’ remotely. None of the usual handshakes. No welcoming lunch or chats over coffee – just remote faces and training instruction over video, along with copious advice, support and […]
GGFL is very pleased to announced that we have won the 2020 Best of Accounting Award for providing superior service to our clients. We heard from close to 500 clients and we were pleased to learn that 75% of clients rated us a 9 or 10 out of 10! “Our clients have told us that […]
Shannon Smith, one of GGFL’s newest staff recruits, made the CFE Honour Roll. Of the 6,000-plus writers who also passed the exam, only 35 Ontarians made the national honour roll – a major achievement for any accounting student.
With this morning, came the announcement of all the individuals who successfully passed their Common Final Examination (CFE) written this past September, and are now one big step closer to being Chartered Professional Accountants! We are honoured to congratulate all of GGFL’s staff who had written the CFE, and are very proud that all have […]
Since I have been here at GGFL, it has become very apparent how much the firm truly values its people and places a high priority on mentoring, staff satisfaction, and continued professional development,” she adds. “This is a place where everyone’s ideas are valued and good decisions can be implemented quickly and locally.”
“It is important to be open and honest with candidates during the recruitment process, so that when new employees join the firm, they find the environment that we had told them to expect. So, from the outset, it’s important we map out what our strengths are, and what our culture stands for. We want to make sure our values align with those of the candidate.”
I am what is known here as a boomerang. I left the firm to try something different, and then returned. Here is my story.
GGFL partner Chad Saikaley came from the sprawling, multi-national accountancy world. He understands the lure of the Big 4, especially for graduates, and he has friends who are happily forging careers with those firms. But, after eight years between two of these firms, Chad decided he wanted a change.
Chad found his true professional home at GGFL, and, in the process, discovered there was a real competitive advantage with a locally owned and managed mid-market firm. He would like graduates, and those in mid and late career, to understand why.
There are many benefits to hiring co-op students. By giving these individuals the opportunity to combine their formal education with practical experience, companies are often able to benefit from new ideas and perspectives. These students can contribute greatly to the success of your organization, and could potentially become full-time staff members after graduation. GGFL has been a long-time supporter of co-op programs, which have resulted in long, successful careers for students (some of which who are now Partners).